Pamela Smith Hudson is a Los Angeles-based mixed media artist who began her career as a graphic design artist and abstract printmaker. Before she began exhibiting in 2016, Smith Hudson worked for 15 years in the art material industry as an art educator and consultant for some of the most innovative art material manufacturers across the world. She grew up in Los Angeles, and she credits the art, poetry, punk scene of Los Angeles of the ‘80s as major creative inspiration. (One of her pieces is named for the band X’s “Los Angeles,” another for jazz musician Eric Dolphy.) She has exhibited her works with me at Chimento Contemporary, the South Bay Contemporary’s SoLA Gallery, West Los Angeles College, Manhattan Beach Art Center, and the California African American Museum. In addition to Otis, Pamela teaches painting and mixed media courses at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and leads workshops throughout Southern California.